Definition of Grand Prix in English:

Grand Prix

Syllabification: Grand Prix
Pronunciation: /ˌgräN ˈprē, ˌgran
 
/

noun (plural Grands Prix pronunc. same)

  • 1An important sporting event in which participants compete for a major prize.
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    • Competing in a Grand Prix event in Athens, the Caribbean sprinter clocked 9.77 seconds, to break the existing record of 9.78 set by American Tim Montgomery.
    • But this is why I think people expect more - the word ‘Olympian’ has some moral connotations as opposed to just someone who's won a Grand Prix in another event.
    • The Swiss Cup, in recent years a Grand Prix tournament for event finals only, reverted to its previous format of mixed-pairs competition.
  • 1.1Any of a series of auto-racing or motorcycling contests forming part of a world championship series, held in various countries under international rules.
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    • Three European Grands Prix have also been staged in England, at Brands Hatch in 1983 and 1985, and at Donington Park in 1993.
    • Jarno is the only man other than Michael Schumacher to have won a Grand Prix this season.
    • Without a doubt, it would be one of the best possible races to win a Grand Prix.
  • 1.2 (in full Grand Prix de Paris) An international horse race for three-year-olds, founded in 1863 and run annually in June at Longchamps, Paris.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, literally 'great or chief prize'.

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